Lively Wallpaper
Mar 27, 2024 - rocksdanister Free

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Lively Wallpaper was developed by Rockdanister for turning GIFs, videos, and games into animated wallpapers. The open-source app offers a lot of themes, backgrounds, and animations to give an attractive look to your screen. The multi-monitor configuration offers complete compatibility to setups and resolutions of all types of monitors. It works reliably without interfering with your activities as it pauses automatically when any full-screen app such as videogame started. Download the app and change video, GIF, emulators, NTML, web addresses, shaders, and games into animated wallpaper for your desktop. 

Lively Wallpaper Installation & Usability

Complete the installation process and open the program while right-clicking the icon in the taskbar. Launch the app and head to an interactive, engaged, and easy-to-navigate UI. Tap to the main tab and have access to a limited library of pre-made content with a plethora of tools. Select anyone and make it a part of your screen with just one click. You can customize the required wallpaper with the help of the tools you want. You will also find a built-in ‘My Creation’ tool that enables you to create your animated wallpapers. It all depends upon your knowledge and technical skill that how you can change the big or complicated projects. It is the best option for seasoned programmers. 


Video Codec

Reproduce multimedia with the help of hardware-accelerated video codec. You can easily use Directshow codec, LAV, K-Lite, and Kawaii codecs. Additionally, it supports multiple file formats such as MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, and WebM. The most important is its lively-zip format that can be generated using the built-in creator of the tool. 

Supports multiple Displays

The multiple display support enables the users to stretch exclusive wallpaper to a number of screens. It offers auto-adjusting of wallpapers as you change the monitor settings. it is possible that every screen can have the same or different wallpapers that can be duplicated on all screens. You can adjust the video quality with the support of HiDPI and Ultrawide resolutions.  A compelling set of APIs enables the developers to design interactive wallpapers. You are capable of having system information, audio graph, and music information. You can set the wallpaper for multi-screens by following the given instructions

  • Open the Lively app, and click on the ‘Control Panel’ from the top right corner.
  • Change the option of ‘Selected Screen Only’ into the ‘Choose Display’ section to set the wallpaper on other screens.
  • Select wallpaper from the home screen of the app and it will be set on all screens. 

Perform Reliably

The freeware and open-source wallpaper tool work perfectly with all types of monitor setups and resolutions. The plus point of the app is its pause position during any full-screen application. It pauses and makes sure the usage of CPU and GPU to zero percent. The highly customizable options can change the settings according to your preferences. It also pauses for the devices running on battery level and even pauses during running remote desktop sessions. 

How to Set Lively Wallpaper on Windows 11

  • Go to ‘Start Menu and open ‘Microsoft Store’.
  • Search Lively Wallpaper in the Microsoft Store.
  • Chose the Lively Wallpaper app from Rockdanister and tap on the Get/Free option for downloading and installing the app.
  • Open Lively Wallpaper from Start Menu.
  • Select the wallpaper you want to set on your Windows 11 and click it to be set as wallpaper.
  • Click + icon from the left panel for setting a video or the GIF as wallpaper on your Windows 11.
  • A new screen will be opened, tap to ‘Browse’ button, and locate the saved file. 
  • Select the file and tap to ‘Open’ button
  • The file will be set as wallpaper on your screen. 
  • In case of setting a YouTube video as wallpaper, open the app, click plus button, and enter the URL of the video in the empty field.
  • Tap to the Next icon and the video will be set as wallpaper.

How to Close Live Wallpaper

You can go back to the standard wallpaper from Live wallpaper by following the given steps;

  • Open ‘Control Panel’ of the Lively Wallpaper app.
  • Tap the ‘Close Wallpaper’ button from the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • The Lively Wallpaper app will be closed. 

Final Words

Lively Wallpaper is the best option to make your Windows screen interactive and engaged. It offers multiple customization tools and enables you to set GIFs, games, Shader, videos, emulators, and HTML as animated wallpaper to your monitors. 


  • Multiple configuration options
  • Open-source and freeware
  • Compatibility with several platforms


  • Limited pre-made wallpapers
App NameLively Wallpaper
Latest Version2.0.7.0
UpdateMar 27, 2024
Size(248.81 MB)
RequirementsWindows (7/10/11)
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